Glenna Jennings

Glenna Jennings

Glenna Jennings

Cheerleaders, guns, frozen peas, working class spas and Mexican hotel rooms are just some of the signifiers floating within the cultural milieu of Glenna Jennings' work. But rather than (or along with) reveling in the plurality of all these referents, she harnesses them with work that skirts the boundaries among terms like 'the document,' 'the archive' and 'constructed narrative.'

A graduate of Art Center College of Design with BAs in Photography, English Literature and Spanish, Jennings has exhibited her work throughout the US, Mexico and Europe. Raskolnikov, her most current body of work now showing on two floors of the UCSD Division of Arts and Humanities, uses Doestoevsky's Crime and Punishment as a narrative launching point for a series of images in which disparate subjects don her high school cheerleading uniform. Jennings is presently working on a collaborative project about the nearby town of Jacumba, where she investigates issues of sight-specificity while resuscitating and constructing some good old global universalities within the present economy.

As a photographer, writer, curator, gallery director, and educator, Jennings is no subscriber to one-basket theories. She enjoys Fassbinder films, ostrich farms, sheepish grins, Serbian cevapcici, comparative linguistics, far-off borders and short walks through downtown LA, where she runs the Geneva-based art collective compactspace.

Artists

Shane Anderson
Robert Becraft
Susy Bielak
Crystal Z Campbell
Micha Cardenas
Mauricio Chernovetzky
Lili Chin
Ted Chung
Leigh Cole
Matthew Coors
Micki Davis
Noah Doely
Rob Duarte
Monica Duncan
James Enos
Kael Greco
Chris Head
Nico Herbst
Glenna Jennings
Merve Kayan
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli
Vince Manganello

Esteban Martinez
Dolissa Medina
Elle Mehrmand
Gretchen Mercedes
Charles G Miller
Jesse Mockrin
Zac Monday
Zac Kime Montanaro
Sheryl Oring
Clare Parry
Omar Pimienta
Brianna Rigg
Lesha Rodriguez
Louis M. Schmidt
Tim Schwartz
Jerry Truong
Yvonne Venegas
Julia Westerbeke
David White
Andrew Wilson
Suzanne Wright
Claire Zitzow